The resignation came as a surprise to teachers and staff in Grundy County schools and to parents and students, many who felt Dickerson was doing an excellent job as director.
The Grundy County School Board called a special meeting on Monday to seat an interim director. At the meeting, school board members formally accepted Dickerson’s resignation and voted to name Dr. Willie Childers as interim director. Childers is the current principal at Pelham Elementary School and Jamie Hill will fill that position when he moves to the Central Office. Dickerson will take over as Supervisor of Elementary Instruction for Grundy County Schools.
Tim Spicer, Chairman of the Grundy County School Board, thanked Dickerson for his service to the county, not only as Director of Schools, but in his commitment to Grundy County’s education system over the years.